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Meet Colby

Shutterbugs Spotlight

Meet Colby

Boston, MA

Colby Strong

In 2020 Colby was diagnosed with B Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (BLL), a rare childhood cancer. He found out about Pablove Shutterbugs from his Child Life Specialist while at the hospital in Boston. As a lover of the arts, he was immediately excited to enroll and learn photography. The day his camera kit arrived, Colby was unable to walk due to a severe reaction from his chemo that rendered him immobile. Amazingly, the camera was the thing that got Colby up and walking again! Every day, his mom and him would take little walks one house further + further up their street, until he regained the strength in his legs. During each walk, Colby would immerse himself in taking photos, and those moments became healing magic. Colby says one of the best parts of Shutterbugs was "expressing himself through art." He manages to stay positive despite suffering harsh side effects from chemo and is always looking to give back -- he's even raising money to fund his own Powered by Pablove Childhood Cancer Research Grant to help find a cure!